Last Thursday the guy who promised to build the Marina Center and bring Jobs Jobs Jobs to Eureka, was pleading for a second chance while standing in front of the marginally successful Fisherman’s Terminal Building (and where’s the restaurant?)
One of our staff dropped by to listen in. Here’s what she heard:
I’ve Taken steps to combine our Fire Department with Humboldt Fire District #1 to form Humboldt Bay Fire, saving the City approximately $180K per year for the last 3 years. (Questionable math, about a plan envisioned and started by the previous council.)
I’ve led the way to the opening of the Extreme Weather Winter Shelter, to care for the homeless when it get cold. (the same temporary fix every council trots out)
I helped with the consolidated several departments in City Hall to help save lots of money and make government more efficient. (Once again a hard fought battle started by the previous council)
Made it a priority bring in and retain business using the attractions that our City has, such as a deep water port(?), a beautiful waterfront and our historic downtown. (What city is he talking about? It must be the fanciful Victorian seaport of the Queen Mayor Fleming. When we drive through downtown all we see is wide verity of tweakers)
We hired an innovative police chief with a broad array of experience to begin solving our city’s problems. (by promoting the ol’ guard and suppressing the crime statistics to make all just look wonderful)
Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah Zip-A-Dee-A My oh my, what a wonderful day!
This kind of “used car salesman” honesty in politics is what suppresses the vote, which in turn helps despicable candidates like Newman win. UG!